English Language Support

Falmouth University aims to help you benefit fully from your time studying and living here.

In order to assist students who are not native English speakers, we offer term-time English language classes. Follow the link for full details about these classes. You must have already met the language requirements for your level of study, as outlined below.

Language requirements

If English isn't your first language we'll need to see academic proof of your level of written and spoken English. We require a minimum International English Language Testing System IELTS (Academic) score - or recognised equivalent*. These tests must have been taken no earlier than two years before you start at Falmouth.

Select your home country on the interactive map to view the other language test results we accept.

 IELTS (Academic)Trinity (taken in the UK)Cambridge ESOL ExamsCommon European Framework
Undergraduate courses6.0III

CAE or FCE Cambridge English Scale 169

Postgraduate courses6.5III

CAE or FCE Cambridge English Scale 176


*Please note: Falmouth University is no longer able to accept TOEFL iBT test scores taken on or after 6 April 2014 for applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa. This is due to a decision made by the UK Home Office; TOEFL and TOEIC are no longer included in the list of Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) required by the government for proof of English for visa purposes. Please contact Admissions if you need further adviceadmissions@falmouth.ac.uk


Contact us

Contact our English for Academic Purposes staff for advice and further information:

ASK: Academic Skills
Falmouth University, Penryn Campus
Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9FE

Tel: +44 (0) 1326 254228
Email: languages@falmouth.ac.uk